Taking a break from my blog break :-) to share some quick snaps from my week:
1) Plush-artist Dawn (of Look What I Can Do) and I arranged a swap months ago. She is a plush maker I have admired for a looooong time so I jumped at the chance to do a trade. We recently posted our packages off. I sent her this and I received her parcel the other day . . . and almost wept like a baby out of pure delight! Gorgeous bird softie – LOVE! And . . . fabric G-A-L-O-R-E amongst other wonderful crafty things!!! Too, too, too generous and kind – thanks so much Dawn!!!
2) Giant dolls are pretty much done – just got to sew up their aprons with the malls’ logo on them and their accompanying softies. I’m still trying to figure out how to get them to stand properly so I can take some good photos.
I won’t lie to you – these two were a pain to make. Lots of mistakes and lots of accidentally stabbing my fingers with needles due to hand-sewing lots of bits and pieces. I also used up a couple metres of interfacing and had to insert thick board in various places (e.g. legs and necks) for some added support. My hands ached from all the stuffing. I am relieved they are done and given the time and effort put in, I am happy with the way they have turned out :-) But I don’t think I would choose to do this again!
Closer look at Woodland Girl Jin (who really refuses to stand upright):
And Woodland Girl Mee:
3) Larger doll-head brooches/corsages are done (to be worn by some of the mall’s management while I am there. Construction based on this fun tutorial). They measure about 10cm x 10cm (4 inches x 4 inches):
4) Surprised and delighted to see Woodland Doll Nikki in the recent issue of Small Magazine :-)
5) So very, very excited to be taking more snappity snaps with my early Christmas gift – a Holga 135BC. It has been on my wish-list for a few months and is on its way as I type – hope it reaches me before we leave for Hong Kong. (They are usually black in colour but since practically every accessory I have is black, I thought a white one would be nice :-)).
I have read many forums on taking photos with the Holga and am expecting a lot of flops in the first instance – I understand the camera can be temperamental and it is very much a process of trial and error. But I am very keen to learn – especially when I look at some of my favourite Holga shots from Flickr:
Angela recently purchased a Diana F+ and I can’t wait to see how her pics turn out. I remember having a Diana camera when I was kid (received as a birthday gift) and I wish I had held on to it!
Okey dokes, that’s all from me for now. More softies to make and doll-head kits to package up! Hope you are all having a most delightful weekend :-)